Remember when you were a child, going on treasure hunts? There’s something about finding something that is not readily seen – an adventure.
On one trip to Hawaii, Bill and I went on a submarine that went to the bottom of the ocean. Although that part of the ocean was not very deep, it was interesting to see what was on the bottom – things we couldn’t see from the shore or on a boat just looking into the water.
There are natural treasures and treasures lost from ships that sunk long ago. It’s a dark place, but good things can be hidden there, and found if only you shine a light. There are people who enjoy going deep inside the ocean to see and find them.
In the dark places of our lives – times of sorrow, troubles and fear – it’s hard to find the treasure. It’s at those times that we think our lamps have gone out. They have not, they have only been dimmed for a time.
If we can only focus on the good things – even the little blessings – we will see the light. At first it may only be a glimmer. It is not easy at those dark times to do this. What we see is what we get, is an old saying with some truth in it. Look to the Lord, focus on Him and see the blessings He has given you. Don’t make mountains out of mole hills. Don’t let little things trip you up. If you fail, get back up and don’t look back at it. Regrets dim your light. Keep moving forward toward the Lord and let His light shine on you. His plans for you are good and will be accomplished if you don’t give up!
Let His light so shine that out of these dark places will come treasure. The treasure of increased faith, trust, and yes, even joy. There really is light at the end of the tunnel. Night does pass and joy comes in the morning.
Just keep your eyes on the Lord, the Light that never dims. The closer you get to the Lord, the brighter the light will be. Break through darkness into light. Remember how the Lord has always brought you out of hard times. Nothing has changed, for the Lord is God and He changes not. He understands and will bring you into a plce of peace and rest. Then your joy will be full again.
Although it doesn’t always seem possible, treasures can be found in the dark. All it takes is some light.
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